January 24, 2012 Subject:
This is a nice film to sit back and enjoy. Askey, as usual, is hilarious and so energetic that he sometimes wears me out just watching him.
July 31, 2011 Subject:
Missing end of film
Are all three versions of this movie missing the last few minutes? Would like to re-download if one there is a complete file.
July 1, 2010 Subject:
Never stops for breath!
A highly energetic musical comedy from wartime Britain. It co-stars the frenetic British comic Arthur Askey and Evelyn Dall, a talented American musical performer and comedic actress. If you haven't seen her before, you're in for a surprise treat. "Miss London, Ltd" is a nonstop assault of one-liners, plays on words and sight gags, interlaced with musical numbers mostly done in the style of commercialized American swing. There aren't any large-scale production numbers, but they really aren't needed. It takes a little adjustment to get into the rhythm of this one. It's worth it because it gets better and better as it goes along. Highlights include a Marx Brothers imitation and a party scene with a an unexpected ending. This isn't an MGM or Warner Brothers extravaganza, but it is ninety minutes of well-delivered breezy entertainment. The Complete print is in very good condition. A smaller, high-quality download of this film can be found elsewhere at IA.
CAST NOTES: Pint-sized Askey's madcap comic style is an acquired taste for some. If you like him in this romp, he can be found here at IA in "The Ghost Train," "Back-Room Boy" and "King Arthur Was a Gentleman" (also with Evelyn Dall). All but unknown in the US, but very popular in the UK, Bronx born Evelyn Dall spent the middle '30s in London, and then returned there for the duration of the war. A competent singer and dancer, she could trade high-speed patter dialog with the best of 'em. Unfortunately for us, Evelyn only made six feature films and two musical short subjects. Most if her career was on stage, or behind a microphone as a band singer. An indication of her popularity in Britain is her lengthy biographical obituary that recently ran in the Guardian. Here is a link to that obit: